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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 10:47 AM
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The use of gold coloured cord to wrap the lower...

The use of gold coloured cord to wrap the lower scabbard in a typical rendition of the Royal Khanjar ... You may recall that the Royal khanjar is designated by the hilt (only) change made in about...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Today, 10:29 AM
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Here a good well made geometric pattern...

Here a good well made geometric pattern throughout and well designed reflections in silver stitched leather below the belt accurately drawn and executed... In the split palmette style but with clever...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons Yesterday, 09:36 AM
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The incidence of double or trebble dagger and...

The incidence of double or trebble dagger and only one scabbard are increasing so the owner can change his preferred dagger to suit.. The weapon suddenly becomes a Royal Khanjar ... :shrug: I don't...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 14th March 2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 80
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I have to point out that none of the references...

I have to point out that none of the references are actually beads. They are domes ...Doming is a jewellery metalworking technique where half round shapes are produced in a cube shaped brass former...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 10:38 PM
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This example looks lethal... and something about...

This example looks lethal... and something about the slender hilt makes it look dangerous ..It has two new studs and pin decorations surrounding and is in fact Rhino and looking at the wear on the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
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Hard to know where to start with this one......

Hard to know where to start with this one... Locals don't usually shop in the souks of Oman for a Khanjar. How they buy a weapon is often done direct with the Khanjar maker. They don't often just...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th March 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 80
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At #47 the illustrated publication rattles on at...

At #47 the illustrated publication rattles on at great lengths about the bead and its attachment to American Indian History not to mention the value as a trade item... Trade beads travelled the globe...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 07:37 PM
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Taking the jewellery making situation in tandem...

Taking the jewellery making situation in tandem with the revelations on ceramics here are a few pictures showing Hindu work; clearly an ancient skill and the picture of the workers in India from a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 07:08 PM
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THAT TILE . Here it is …This passage makes...

THAT TILE . Here it is …This passage makes specific reference to these dotted/beaded border tiles as being pre Islamic Iranian and portraying mythical beasts with this very specific decoration with...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th March 2019, 05:06 PM
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Although I am still waiting for the key picture...

Although I am still waiting for the key picture in this regard to upload>>>the raised dot style border>>>>>>> I can assure you that I have the definitive artefact in the bag! A tile from the MASOUD...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 04:30 PM
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Interesting additions Ariel and in particular the...

Interesting additions Ariel and in particular the domes over what appear to be stone Chhatri on top of a Mausoleum or Palace .. Not quite the beaded dot we are looking at in the closer companion to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 04:17 PM
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Interesting additions Ariel and in particular the...

Interesting additions Ariel and in particular the domes over what appear to be stone Chhatri on top of a Mausoleum or Palace .. Not quite the beaded dot we are looking at in the closer companion to...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th March 2019, 03:49 PM
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Thanks Jim, The Funun is almost completely...

Thanks Jim, The Funun is almost completely overlooked in appreciating Omani weapons . The key is that here are the passed down enacted Traditions some beginning at the outset of the religion here....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 08:28 PM
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Focusing on a little Ethnographics ...The Funun...

Focusing on a little Ethnographics ...The Funun is the set of Traditions played out in Oman in dance music poetry and singing in a form of pantomime to rhythm and often an ancient musical score . In...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
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I thought we had possibly seen the largest...

I thought we had possibly seen the largest structures possible in cloth hand held and canopy style sunshades but this one is the biggest I have seen to date ! A giant parasol two poled item over a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 07:26 PM
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The next reference is an excellent pocket book on...

The next reference is an excellent pocket book on the Mughal Empire and rather confirms that architecture is not the medium in which this beaded border form is obvious perhaps because of my earlier...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 07:19 PM
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Hindu jewellery… As a decorative form this...

Hindu jewellery… As a decorative form this specialization could well be linked in the distant past to metalworking in Arms and Armour. Here is a book with many examples in Hindu Jewellery which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 07:08 PM
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In beads there is some aspect possibly linked to...

In beads there is some aspect possibly linked to metalwork and thus designs in arms and armour. I think some care should be taken when looking at the beads above as they are possibly not all the same...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 10th March 2019, 03:41 PM
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Please see The Omani Khanjar. at...

Please see The Omani Khanjar. at http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14878

As you rightly point out a lot of replacements are not unusual in Omani Khanjars where most of the visible parts...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 43
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Mughal designs and patterns generally came with...

Mughal designs and patterns generally came with them from Persian influence. This is apparent in the different types of umbrellas as well as the magnificent Forts Mausoleums and Mosques constructed...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 8th March 2019, 03:18 PM
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Indian beadwork is well recorded in Indian...

Indian beadwork is well recorded in Indian jewellery going back to early Hindu beginnings and I have shown similar decorative style in Arms. what I can now add to the discussion are examples in...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2019, 04:49 PM
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It is interesting to see designs unrelated to...

It is interesting to see designs unrelated to Indian work and more than 3000 years of Hinduism in that region must be considered first. parallel developments in unrelated tribal groups are not to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 6th March 2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 305
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This is an extremely detailed floral design with...

This is an extremely detailed floral design with what appears to be Indian influence...not surprising since their close proximity as trading partners throughout history not to mention the fact that...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 80
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Indian jewellery has examples of this beaded...

Indian jewellery has examples of this beaded technique in the South Indian Jhumkas ...ear rings styles..
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 5th March 2019, 01:36 PM
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Hello Jim I need to add what I ought to have...

Hello Jim I need to add what I ought to have gotten round to yesterday but the day job intervened !!

The thrust of my point involving indian talismani work is made toward floral decoration on...
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